2Smart Cloud is an IoT platform explicitly designed for experienced developers’ needs, DIY users, and IoT startups. We combined professional features with a straightforward interface. You can now see how well it has worked out.
Even if you don’t have a microcontroller to create a simple device, you can utilize our virtual device. It is designed distinctively to demonstrate the capabilities of the platform.
Using a virtual device as an example in a platform’s demo, you will test the full functionality of the 2Smart Cloud platform and look at the finished product through the eyes of a real user. This will help you control your device by using a mobile app.
For the ESP32 microcontroller, the ESPHome base is available. Its use does not require any basic programming knowledge. An alternative option is Сustom firmware which is written according to the platform documentation and gives the developer more possibilities.
We already wrote a Custom firmware for the virtual lamp. By clicking the “Connect device” link, a new browser tab will open a ready-to-use virtual device with all the necessary settings. Wait until a notification confirms the device’s successful connection to the platform.
You can group widgets in different tabs. The platform offers an extensive widgets library, many of which are interchangeable. You can use various widgets to control the same sensor. This depends on which one is more convenient for you to use with your device.
Open the browser tab with the virtual lamp and ensure that the device responds to all the commands from the mobile app. You can change the brightness of the lamp and its color and turn the device on and off.
Do not ignore this possibility – test a virtual lamp as a smart device developed by you that will get to your customers. Put yourself in their shoes and evaluate how convenient it is to operate the device. Try additional control methods available to all 2Smart Cloud users: voice commands, phone calls, and Telegram bot.To start, click the “Test” button to open a new wizard with step-by-step instructions.
We recommend trying to control the virtual lamp using the Telegram bot, voice commands, and a phone call to see how easy and user-friendly it is. Your customers will be able to use these additional methods when managing your actual device.
You can share access with your family members or friends to control the device. They will also be able to operate the virtual lamp from a mobile app on their smartphone.
If you need more info, you can find detailed instructions for each control method on the 2Smart Cloud blog.
You might be wondering how to add an actual device to the 2Smart Cloud IoT platform. Please check out the following article in our series to learn more about it.